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FBI opens malware tool to public as part of radical crowdsourcing plan

Public Malware Investigator portal nears launch


10 creepy mobile apps that make spying easier

This week, the U.S. Justice Department indicted the CEO of StealthGenie on charges that the company's apps violate federal laws against invading others' privacy, an arrest the government has called the first of its kind....

Ex-NSA director Alexander calls for new cybersecurity model

Small and medium-size businesses should look into sharing cyber defenses, he says

Is that used iPad actually stolen? Apple creates tool for would-be buyers to check

The tool will help prospective buyers of used iPhones and iPads to determine if the devices were lost or stolen

How hackers accidentally sold a pre-release XBox One to the FBI

Group member Dylan Wheeler said the FBI ended up buying a mockup of the XBox One for $5,000

Shellshock attacks target QNAP's network storage, FireEye says

A backdoor gives hackers full control over the NAS device, according to the security vendor

Report: LulzSec leader directed cyberattacks while working for FBI

Hector Xavier Monsegur directed attacks against targets in the UK, Australia, Brazil and other countries, The Daily Dot is reporting

Xen Project discloses serious vulnerability that impacts virtualized servers

Major cloud providers like Amazon and Rackspace were forced to reboot some of their servers in order to apply the patch

Hurry! Wait! Go! Joomla stumbles with patch for serious vulnerability

Joomla patches were reissued after the first versions broke the update process of existing installations

OpenVPN servers can be vulnerable to Shellshock Bash vulnerability

Some OpenVPN configuration options open remote attack vectors for Bash vulnerabilities, VPN provider warns

Hacked celebrities 'dumb', says proposed EU digital commissioner

Legislation can't protect people from their own stupidity, Günther Oettinger told the European Parliament during his confirmation hearing

Malware program targets Hong Kong protesters using Apple devices

The program is related to an Android one that seeks to spy on activists, Lacoon Mobile Security said

Google triples bug bounty reward range to $15,000

The company says it will even break that ceiling for outstanding reports

Shellshock flaw could pose risks to payments industry

No problems have been reported yet, but those in the industry should patch if possible

Eric Holder says 'worrisome' tech companies are eyeing encryption

US attorney general's remarks follow similar concerns from the FBI

Four charged with stealing Army helicopter training software

The defendants also allegedly stole pre-release games and information on Microsoft's Xbox

Cisco, Oracle find dozens of their products affected by Shellshock

Cisco has identified 71 products vulnerable to Shellshock and Oracle 51, but the number is likely to increase

Apple patches Bash vulnerability in OS X

The vulnerability posed little risk to most users

Improved patch tackles new Shellshock attack vectors

Two new exploitable issues were found in the Bash shell and could lead to remote code execution, researcher warns

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